2016 Mobile Star Awards Sponsor & Winner:
Mobile Game — Planet Trekkers
Translator App & Travel Convenience App — IHG Translator
Mobile Entertainment or Lifestyle Innovation — IHG Amazon Echo service
Success Story: Mobile Customer Service — IHG Facebook Messenger Bot
Discovering the world together is as much about the journey as the destination. With that in mind, InterContinental Hotels and Resorts developed the Planet Trekkers app to give your children fun and exciting ways to engage with your family’s travel destination before, during and after a holiday. Created in partnership with National Geographic Kids®, the app helps young travelers explore and appreciate the world around them.
The app is based on a treasure hunt style game and challenges children to discover indigenous wildlife, take part in local adventures, and taste native dishes, to truly get them excited about their holiday. It allows children to learn more about exciting adventures to experience within four categories: Natural Discoveries, Active Pursuits, Local Culture and New Flavors. The Planet Trekkers app also allows children to upload photos and details from their adventures.
You can download Planet Trekkers here on Apple’s App Store.
IHG Translator app features
The goal of many travelers is to experience a destination just as a local would and, while experiencing it, to make the most of their getaway. The IHG® Translator App’s main focus is to give travelers access to on-demand translations, virtually anywhere in the world.
The IHG® Translator App allows travelers to immerse themselves in the culture of their destination of choice, something that is missing in many other translation tools. Users are able to phonetically speak their destination’s language in casual, formal and slang form and even snap a picture of a menu, sign or any text and the Image Translator will translate each item. Connecting to a destination has never been more seamless.
IHG® Translator’s award-winning platform includes:
- Over 2,000 phrases in 12 languages (including slang)
- A voice-to-voice translator
- A 10,000 word offline dictionary
- Over 2,000 high-quality audio files to help you nail the pronunciation
- Built-in flashcards for practice
- Quiz Mode—challenge your language skills with customizable quizzes
- Audio Lessons—learn essential phrases in 10 different categories
- Tip Calculator—get quick advice on how much you should give for tips
- Currency Converter—learn how much you’re paying with this handy converter
- Live Translator—speak with a real person for translations in 180 languages
- A “culture crash course” to get familiar with local customs and etiquette
- A brand-new Image Translator!—snap a picture of a menu, sign or any text and the Image Translator will translate each item. You can even hear the foreign phrase pronounced so you can say it yourself!
You can download the IHG® Translator app for iOS here on Apple’s App Store.
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InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)
HQ: Broadwater Park, Denham,
Buckinghamshire UB9 5HR, UK
(+44) 1895 512000
US: 3 Ravinia Dr., Ste 100, Atlanta, GA 30346
Reservations: (+1) 877-424-2449 or ihg.com
Company Structure: Public (LSE: IHG, NYSE: IHG), established in 2003
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